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Richardson, Thomas V

Richardson, Thomas V[1]

Male 1608 - 1651  (~ 43 years)

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  • Name Richardson, Thomas 
    Suffix
    Born BY 3 Jul 1608  Westmill, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 3 Jul 1608  Westmill, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Emigration Abt 1636  Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • settled first in Charlestown
    Adm_Church 18 Feb 1637/8  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Address:
    First Parish Church 
    Freeman 2 May 1638  Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Settled 1641  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Thomas Richardson was the youngest of three brothers who with Edward Converse and several others, founded the town of Woburn, Mass., having been chosen by the church in Charlestown to make the settlement. A church was formed there in 1641.
    Adm_Church 14 Aug 1642  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    First Parish Church 
    Died 28 Aug 1651  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Buried Abt 1 Sep 1651  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Park Street Burial Ground 
    Probate 22 Sep 1651  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Inventory case 19160; 22nd of 7th mo 1651
    _AMTID 302051506019:1030:155362986 
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    _UID 85C7F38AFA9E436F841D259C09821597AC8C 
    Person ID I8849  Tree_1
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2022 

    Father Richardson, Thomas IV,   b. Abt 1565, Standon, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 5 Jan 1633, Westmill, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Duxford, Catharine,   b. Abt 1570, Westmill, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 7 Mar 1631, Westmill, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1590  Westmill, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Address:
    St. Mary the Virgin 
    • He of Standon and she of West mill
    Family ID F3950  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family [--?--] Richardson, Mary,   b. 1612–1615, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1670, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married BY 21 Feb 1635/6  Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Charleston/Woburn 
    • Snow-Estes says they married in England
    Children 
     1. Richardson, Mary,   b. 1638, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Richardson, Sarah,   b. BY 22 Nov 1640, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1694, Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     3. Richardson, Isaac,   b. 14 May 1643, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Richardson, Thomas VI,   b. 4 Oct 1645, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1721, Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Richardson, Ruth,   b. 14 Apr 1647, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1699, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 51 years)
     6. Richardson, Phebe,   b. 24 Jan 1649, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Richardson, Nathaniel,   b. 2 Jan 1650/1, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1719, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F2849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - BY 3 Jul 1608 - Westmill, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 3 Jul 1608 - Westmill, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Abt 1636 - Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    Charleston/Woburn - BY 21 Feb 1635/6 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsAdm_Church - Address:
    First Parish Church - 18 Feb 1637/8 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 2 May 1638 - Massachusetts Bay Colony Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSettled - 1641 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAdm_Church - Address:
    First Parish Church - 14 Aug 1642 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Aug 1651 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Park Street Burial Ground - Abt 1 Sep 1651 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsProbate - 22 Sep 1651 - Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Snow-Estes Ancestry, V1:286-7
      In May, 1640, the town of Charlestown petitioned the General Court for an enlargement of her territory. The petition was granted, and additions made to her territory of two miles square, soon after increased to four miles square. On the 15th day of May, Ezekiel Richardson, Edward Johnson, Edward Convers, and some others were sent to explore this grant and to determine its bounds. The original design was to make a village within the bounds of Charlestown and dependent on it. But as early as the 5th of November, 1640, the church of Charlestown chose seven men, Edward Convers, Edward Johnson, Ezekiel Richardson, John Mousall, Thomas Graves, Samuel Richardson, and Thomas Richardson, as commissioners or agents, for the erection of a new church and town, upon the land thus granted, to be entirely distinct and separate from Charlestown. A beginning was made in the erection of houses—log houses, doubtless— during the year 1641, at and near the centre of the new town, which at its incorporation, in September, 1642, received the name of WOBURN, from Woburn, in Herefordshire, England, where was an ancient abbey, founded in 1145, and where was the palatial residence of the noble family of Russells, dukes of Bedford, long known as the friends of liberty.
      The church in Woburn was solemnly constituted Aug. 14, 1642, O.S., answering to Aug. 24, N.S. Seven persons were embodied as a church state, viz.: John Mousall, Edward Convers, Edward Johnson, William Learned, Ezekiel Richardson, Samuel Richardson, and Thomas Richardson. These persons stood forth, one by one, and declared their religious faith and Christian experience. These seven men were the "seven pillars;" they were the nucleus of the new church, and theirs was the responsible duty of deciding what other members should be admitted. I t was also their duty to lay out the new town to be formed in connection with this church, and make all needful arrangements for this purpose. The fact that the three Richardson brothers were appointed on so important a service is conclusive proof of their general excellence of character and of the confidence reposed in their wisdom and integrity. The first settlers of Woburn, 1642, could not have exceeded thirty heads of families. Thirty-two men subscribed the "Town Orders," agreed on by the commissioners at their first meeting, in Charlestown, for the settlement of Woburn, Dec. 18, 1640; but several more became inhabitants of the new town. Ezekiel Richardson and his two brothers, after their removal to Woburn, lived near each other, on the same street, which, from its having been their residence and that of many of their posterity, has been known from time immemorial as "Richardson's Row." It was in the present town of Winchester, a little north and east of the village; the "Row" now constituting a part of Washington Street. He himself lived half a mile north of the present village of Winchester; a locality, until Apr. 30, 1850, included in the town of Woburn. The descendants of these three brothers, bearing the name of RICHARDSON, long have been and still are more numerous than persons of any other name in Woburn, and among them have been found some of the most useful and valued members of the church and citizens of the place.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1548] Snowe-Estes Ancestry, viewed; 21 July 2021; I:284; ancestry of Thomas Richardson (b 1608).

    2. [S1775] New England Marriages to 1700 (Torrey), 2:1273; marriage of Thomas Richardson & Mary [LNU]; 22 July 2021.

    3. [S1907] Richardson, Thomas (1608-1651) - FindaGrave #59943874, 1608–1651; 59943874.

    4. [S2094] Hertsfordshire - Some Early Emigrants (NEHGR 57:297 - 19030, 16 February 2022; pg. 299.

    5. [S2093] Morris, Ephraim & Pamela - their Ancestors & Descendants (1894), pg. 52.

    6. [S424] Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871, 22 July 2021; File 19160.

    7. [S734] England Marriages, 1538-1973 (FS), 22 July 2021; 991327:16787098.

    8. [S2094] Hertsfordshire - Some Early Emigrants (NEHGR 57:297 - 19030, 16 February 2022; pg. 298.